I wish I’d done a shot of this without my jacket, but it was chilly. Just an outfit I’ve been wanting to wear for awhile. I bought this borderline tunic top for my 22nd birthday, but I don’t wear it that often because it has a lot of volume and has to be paired just right or else it looks really sloppy. Enter my new belting habit. Oh black belt, how I love you. It’s not photographing that well, but the top has a tie on the side of the collar that is super fun. And I know my purse is a bt out of place in terms of color, but it’s my go-to. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on it… and I’ve had it for at least 4 years now. And it’s from Target, which people never believe.
Top, jeans: Forever 21
Belt, Jacket: Rampage
Earrings: gifted, Macys
Purse, glasses: Target
Can you tell that I’m hiding? I thought my top camouflaged me with the bush, but I guess not. Just a St. Patrick’s Day outfit.
Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
This outfit should be named “happy accident.” You see, every year when I came home from college I would bring with my clothes that were good, but that I never wore. I also did last summer before I got married. I left a lot of jewelry that I collected over the years, but never wore. This dress and the brooch are two of those things that were left behind. Also the black cardigan from the first photo. We came home with a lot more clothes than when we left. Anyway, I saw this dress in my closet and immediately thought of Jen’s style shot that made me want so desperately to pair my bright tights with an all over print dress, and decided to do it. Add the brooch and, voila, an asymmetrical cardigan. I wore this for chai with chaiamwoman, who I knew would be proud of me for working the magenta. Glad I didn’t buy a dress just to go with these tights- I got to shop for free! Talk about shopping your closet! Does anyone else find great wardrobe finds at their childhood home?
Oh, and about my last two poses… I had been watching ANTM, so I guess I got a little excited about the possibilities of my new “set.” Ha, also, dancers just can’t help themselves.
Dress: thrifted (I think…)
This is not a spring break look, but it’s my favorite outfit of this week, so I thought I’d include it. This week, Tieka talked about how the right items will come along when you’re not sure how to pair something, and this outfit is a perfect example. First came the earrings, which I picked up on a whim (they’re gorgeous and only $6), but I rarely wear the color. Then I picked up the skirt from Plato’s Closet (also $6), and I was mostly attracted to the pairing of brown and teal- not even noticing the green and orange in the print. Then, remember how I shopped my childhood closet? I also got to shop my mom’s closet- she has a great collection of scarves she rarely wears so she let me have some, and I grabbed this one mostly because I thought it was fun. A few days ago I decided I needed to wear the skirt but knew I needed more than just a solid top to complete the outfit and so I pulled out the scarf and went “whoa! exact same color palette!!!!!” Added the earrings and denim blazer and bam- new favorite outfit.
Also, isn’t this purple tree crazy?
Tank, earrings: Old Navy
Scarf: stolen gifted from Mom
Forgive me for the self-praise, but looking at these photos, I’m thinking that I’ve come a long way since my first Fashion Friday! YAY!
I really am curious, have you left some style items behind (literally and figuratively) that you might like to revisit? Back of your closet? Parents’ house? Or are you anti-hoarding, so you throw away/leave behind/sell, etc. without looking back?